I’m looking forward to tonight. My neighbors and I are going to enjoy a little outdoor pot-luck fun. We’re setting up a few tables in the driveway and sharing some of our favorite foods before the kids go door to door begging for candy. Touchdown Chili and hot dogs are just two of the dishes that will make an appearance, and I. Can’t. Wait.
For me, that’s what Halloween is all about. Good times, good food, and good friends. Community enjoying community. The free candy is just a bonus. I’m looking forward to spending time with old friends and brand new neighbors. We’ll laugh and probably have more fun than our crazy kids. And, trust me, that’s saying something! So, I don’t have much time to write today….I’ve got cooking to do. Hot Cider is a must-have as we trek through the neighborhood, so I better get busy. And, those hot dogs won’t make themselves.
What are you doing tonight? Are you a trick or treater? Or are you in charge of handing out candy? Maybe you dodge the whole thing by turning out your porch light. Whatever the case, let me encourage you to leverage the holiday to meet your neighbors and forge some relationships.
They need you.
And, you need them.
Whether you don your best costume or hate the whole thing, you can find a way to get to know your neighbors and extend friendship. And maybe even get a yummy dinner (like me!) out of the deal! Happy Fall, y’all!